Biography & Education

Biography
I choose to approach the diagnosis and management of breast disease as part of a multidisciplinary team, in partnership with an informed patient. My role is to educate the patient on all her options and help her make decisions that reflect her priorities. My special interests include • young and high-risk patients • male breast cancer • the interplay of breast cancer with lactation and pregnancy • surgical approaches which maximize the cosmetic appearance of the breast and, in younger women, preserve the ability to breastfeed • skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomies when appropriate for the patient
Specialties
  • Surgical Oncology
Education Background
Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Residency: University of Virginia Health System
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Specialties

Specialties
  • Surgical Oncology
Clinical Interests
  • Bloodless Breast Surgery
  • Breast Aspiration
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Disorders
  • Breast Feeding
  • Breast Imaging
  • Breast Pathology
  • Breast Surgeons
  • Breast Surgeons & Breast Health Professionsals
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cancer Institute
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Evidence-Based Health Care
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Lactation
  • Limited to Breast Surgery
  • Mammosite
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Practice Limited to Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Swedish Cancer Institute
  • Vascular Access

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (51 Ratings, 11 Comments)

100

05/05/2015
Dr. Tierney is so awesome! I love following up with her every year! She's like my security blanket!
Swedish Patient
100

04/12/2015
Great experience. Dr. & staff were very professional, caring and compassionate.
Swedish Patient
90

04/01/2015
Dr. Tierney is the best! She is kind and treated me like a priority. She cares about her patients and listens.
Swedish Patient
100

03/08/2015
Dr. Tierney is guiding us through this newly - diagnosed breast cancer with her excellent bedside manner, warmth, intelligence & confidence.
Swedish Patient
100

01/14/2015
Dr. Tierney was efficient, but kind, and reassuring. She was confident which reassured me. A great surgeon. [...]
Swedish Patient
 

01/02/2015
Very good with their explanation and showing me the results with any procedures that I received.
Swedish Patient
100

11/25/2014
I have recommended Dr. Tierney to friends and have also bragged about having the best breast surgeon in the world. I have had great feedback from my massage therapist, radiation therapists, and any of the mammogram therapists.
Swedish Patient
100

11/24/2014
Friendly, comforting, knowledgeable, kind.
Swedish Patient
100

11/11/2014
Felt like she would take care of me..Felt comfortable with her as my surgeon.
Swedish Patient
100

10/29/2014
Everything was excellent!
Swedish Patient
100

09/04/2014
Dr. Tierney is the most attentive, talented and thoughtful surgeon I've ever worked with - amazing!
Swedish Patient